WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart would be well advised to steer clear of Intercontinental Champion Gunther, who was not happy with The Hitman’s comments.
Back at Clash at the Castle in September 2022, Gunther put the Intercontinental Championship on the line against Sheamus in only the second Dave Meltzer five-star match on the WWE main roster since CM Punk defeated John Cena at Money In The Bank in 2011.
Despite the critical acclaim and the standing ovation Sheamus received after the match from the Cardiff crowd, one onlooker who was less than impressed was Bret Hart.
Speaking to HNLive several months after the show, Bret Hart relayed that he was embarrassed to watch WWE’s offering as he likened it to a charade:
I went to a show not too long ago in Cardiff, a pay-per-view, it was embarrassing to sit in the front row and watch all the kids in the audience slap their leg as the wrestlers slap their leg in these kick spots where they pretend to kick each other with shin pads and slap sounds over and over. To realize that the crowd is in on it, the entire floor is clapping and slapping their leg. I’m going, ‘we used to try and make it real, what happened?’ Everybody is in on it. It’s a big giant charade.
Gunther Wishes He Could Settle Score With Bret Hart
Speaking on WWE’s The Bump Gunther discussed Bret Hart in terms of both men being great Intercontinental Champions but he had nothing good to say about the Excellence of Execution:
I think it’s obvious that, in-ring, he’s one of the best to ever do it. Very enjoyable. He was very popular in Germany and Austria. He was a big superstar there. I don’t forget, and that man sat at my match in Cardiff and was not mentioning nice things after that, so he’s not going to get anything nice with me. Too bad he’s not in the state anymore to settle this in the ring.
Gunther is set to take on The Miz at Survivor Series with the Intercontinental Championship on the line. The Miz won a four-way match on WWE Raw which left one WWE star unable to remember much of the match and having to enter concussion protocol.